Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by maxwell2323, Jul 12, 2018.
What do you feel is the best song or album by a mixed gender duo and why?
Double Fantasy by John and Yoko
Sunfighter by Paul Kantner & Grace Slick.
Anything from Conway & Loretta, because it's Conway & Loretta.
The Civil Wars by The Civil Wars (2013)
I am a huge Civil Wars fan. While both of the two records they released together are magical (Barton Hollow came first in 2011) I have a special place in my heart for the dark, ominous self-titled record from 2013. It is a breakup album in every sense of the word. Joy Williams and John Paul White are both extraordinarily talented singers and songwriters and I have solo records by them both, but together they had something extraordinary. Chemistry, vocal-blend, storytelling. It was all sensational. I still miss them. Fragile, gothic, Southern folk.
Here's "Dust to Dust" from this record:
Time (The Revelator) - Gillian Welch (& David Rawlings!)
First that comes to mind because its a recent purchase is Hot Summer Day by Its a Beautiful Day:
I almost forgot - Raising Sand (Alison Krauss/Robert Plant)
Best track - Killing The Blues
Do they have to sing on the same song or can they just switch throughout the album?
Because I could take Dark Side of the Moon if latter is the case.
I dunno if it's the "best" but I do love this one:
and 1B below (click on)
Patti LaBelle - On My Own ft. MICHAEL MCDONALD
In And Out Of Control By The Raveonettes is an excellent mixed gender duo album.
Awesome. I assume I can get this on CD?
My favorite husband-wife duo is probably the late Iola & Sullivan Pugh, the Consolers. Sullivan was a great songwriter and the pairing was so raw. This is probably my favorite of their songs.
Easily my favorite male-female singing duo is Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell (my favorite Marvin Gaye records too are their records), with the great husband-wife songwriting team of Ashford & Simpson. I could pick any one of their hits but I'm going with this one:
Ile go with Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Live from Oakland...
Well, there are no lyrics per say, but you will understand if you listen ;^)
Pretty in Black is my favorite — great intense retro rock.
It’s funny, the whole “mixed-gender duo” category has produced plenty of brilliant stuff but not a lot I can immediately fix on as great.
I’d say the absolute greatest I know of is Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald.
Some faves: Nancy & Lee, Glen Campbell & Bobbie Gentry, Robert Plant & Sandy Denny, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, She & Him, Louis Prima & Keely Smith, George & Tammy, Susan Ann Sulley and Philip Oakley of Human League on “Don’t You Want Me"....
Angus and julia stone
Not that song..."Baby, It's Cold Outside!"
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